Ch 24: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Physical Science

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Prepare for the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II test using the lessons in the Physical Science chapter of this study guide. Review force and motion, matter and energy and more as you progress through these lessons.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Physical Science - Chapter Summary

These lessons will give you the review and practice that will enable you to approach the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II exam with confidence and improve your chances of scoring well. Brush up on the use of microscopes, graduated cylinders and other lab tools in scientific experimentation, the forms of energy and other topics. The lessons cover the following information and more:

  • Properties and states of matter, physical and chemical changes
  • Forces, motion and simple machines
  • Uses and types of scientific equipment and tools
  • Forms and types of energy: sound, light, electricity and magnetism

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10 Lessons in Chapter 24: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Physical Science
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Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

1. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

2. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.

Force: Definition and Types

3. Force: Definition and Types

Force is everywhere and it comes in a variety of sizes, directions, and types. In this video lesson, you'll identify force as well the different types of force that objects may experience.

What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples

4. What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples

If you need to move or lift a heavy object, it would be wise to use a simple machine. Though these devices are far from fancy or high-tech, they are extremely helpful for getting work done.

Scientific Tools and Their Uses

5. Scientific Tools and Their Uses

A scientist relies on tools to help make observations, carry out experiments and take measurements. Learn about the scientific tools used in a lab and the advanced tools used by scientists in the life sciences.

What is Light?

6. What is Light?

This lesson will define and describe what light is from both technical and more common-use perspectives, discuss what the different kinds of light are, and explain why it's called radiation.

What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

7. What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

Explore the minute workings of sound waves and how they travel. We'll discuss the main factors that affect the speed of sound waves, and we'll try some mathematical problems involving the wave equation.

What Is Electricity? - Definition & Concept

8. What Is Electricity? - Definition & Concept

Learn the history of electricity, from Ben Franklin's kite experiment to laptop batteries. Explore the many different ways electricity is measured, generated, and stored.

Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

9. Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

You're probably familiar with magnets, but have you ever stopped to consider how they work? In this lesson, we'll look at the root of magnetism and some of the fundamental properties of magnets.

What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

10. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.

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